In addition to Steem getting a nice pump in exchange volume and price today I also have some other good news!
I have previously posted about one of my favourite podcasts - "Middle Theory" and how it would be great if we could get them on Steemit.
Well as kind of an experiment I created an account for them @middle-theory and loaded it up with a couple of hundred dollars of SP with the aim of turning it over to them if they were interested.
I messaged Micah from the show to let him know earlier on in the week.
Well, there was a nice birthday gift for Steemit yesterday when I was listening to the latest Middle Theory podcast.
Chris and Micah gave Steemit and Steem a big plug on the show.
You can hear it starting at 48.34. Unfortunately I couldn't embed the show but you can listen using the link below:
Despite a couple of minor misunderstandings they do seem to get the gist of what Steem/Steemit is about.
I have included a transcript of the appropriate section of the show below:
Micah: AA another friend of ours over there in the UK has sent along not a donation but he set up a Steemit page for us which I've barely had time to look at you've probably had time to look at it more than I have McNon.
Chris: I've had time to look at it a little bit I'm still wrapping my head around it. I think I've grasped the general idea of how it works.
Basically social media empowered cryptocurrency.
So you know how we've toyed with the idea of accepting bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as a form of donations before because of listener requests - they would like to donate bitcoins, but it's not anything you and I have any specialty knowledge in so it's not really something that we've pursued.
So AA, thank you, has gone and provided us with a Steemit page, Steem being a cryptocurrency that is social media and content driven supply and demand - basically is what it means.
So you are able to create or generate, read, upvote, downvote content on Steemit's portals and each time you have some kind of interaction whether you are creating it or facilitating it or if you are just responding to something you get a certain amount of Steem points which eventually can be turned into Steem coins which is a cryptocurrency akin to bitcoin and that can of course be converted into typical fiat currency that you would find around the world such as the US dollar.
Micah: That is extremely cool and it is extremely cool that AA has esentially made a donation of 200 dollars worth of Steem Power to start off our Middle Theory page.
So you should be able to go to the Steemit and find the Middle Theory page and he's offered either to turn that over to us or he has offered to run that page for us.
Maybe there's a way that could be a combined effort or something along those lines because admittedly I've got so much stuff going on these days and my first response is always "Oh Yeah I'll take care of this" and Atlas shrugs and all this falls apart so me being Atlas.
Chris: Then McNonomous is on the phone during a drive to Soccer practice listening for an hour as Micah talks about how he has so much on his plate he cannot even eat lunch.
Micah: Hah, that is actually true!
Yes poor McNonomous is the guy that listens to me but I'm terrible at delegating - I try to do everything myself but McNon - I hereby appoint you the Middle Theory Steemit guy and also I want you to author the other half of the handbook that I'm actually - it's not going to be long before that's done and you've already authored...
Chris: The parable of the cheese-man or cheese men is almost complete and the legend of the acquisition of the pink sock. We have the lament of the meat curtains.
Micah: Oh Boy, he's the guy who's in charge of all the intellectual material in the said manual. This manual people are going to love. I'm not going to say much more about it. Let's just keep it all secret. We don't want to give away all the secrets of the "order".
Chris: No we don't but we do have to put it out there that we are creating the council of capes and we need someone to chair that council.
Micah: Indeed a chair for the council of capes. McNon and I were thinking of T-shirts, of hats all the different kinds of wardrobe that members of the world's most...[clears throat]..order that is seldom referred to from time to time here and what better to represent societal wear than capes?
About Middle Theory
Middle theory is a show featuring Christopher McCollum (McNon) and Micah Hanks (Mouth) which covers the weeks political events in a balanced, non sensationalist manner.
They take care to avoid being drawn into left/right ideological positions and try to discuss things in a sensible adult way but whilst retaining a sense of humour.
If there is any kind of "leaning" in the show, it is towards freedom and free thought.
I really enjoy the show and I believe that no matter what your political affiliation you can get a lot of of it and find it entertaining.
You can find out more information on their website (including multiple ways to get the podcast):
Thank you for reading